Forest School

What is Forest School?

Forest School uses the outdoors environment to help all children to learn. Children are encouraged to develop independent skills, improve their decision making and raise their self-esteem through small achievable tasks. Its roots are originally from Scandinavia, the ethos is now shared by thousands of practitioners across UK.

Forest school is a long-term process of regular sessions, it takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support and develop children within the natural world. Using a holistic approach to promote resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
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Woodentots opened it’s doors 1989 in a basement flat in Lawford Road by Paula Woodman. Starting out with just 6 children the school steadily grew and then moved to its current site in Rochester Road in 1997. Woodentots has built its reputation for its natural and creative approach, bringing the country to London.

Forest School is offered and compliments the Montessori ethos enabling children to make decisions and take risks; climbing trees and searching for bugs offers the children opportunities to connect with nature.